Buying tickets to an event you can actually dance is something that has been missing from our lives for far too long. But this year’s incredible Warehouse Project lineup might have just made the wait worth it. With nights curated by Four Tet, Defected, and Worried About Henry, the demand for the dance floor has never been higher.
Since 2006 The Warehouse Project in Manchester has been carving its place in the UK club scene. Running as a seasonal venue for 5 months a year, the bookings are always stellar and tickets sought after. Over the years, the home of WHP has moved from its beginnings at Boddingtons Brewery in Strangeways to space under Manchester Piccadilly Station to its current home at Mayfield Depot. Though the venues may have changed as WHP has grown, the beating heart of what makes it so special remains intact.
Over the last 15 years, Warehouse Project has played host to some of the biggest names in the underground music scene. Cutting edge dj sets from the likes of Carl Cox, Annie Mac, Seth Troxler, Aphex Twin, and Nightmares on Wax plus musical performances from De La Soul, The Prodigy and, Basement Jaxx have cemented its place at no 26 in DJ Mag’s top 100 clubs. Without even meaning to, WHP rewrote the rulebook for the UK clubbing experience, landing it well and truly on a list of destinations to be discovered by party heads.
This year’s selection of nights carefully curated by DJ’s, record labels, and WHP themselves is no different. Spanning the genres of dance music, Friday and Saturday night performances include everything from dreamy liquid d’n’b to hard-hitting techno and uplifting house beats. Pre sale tickets will be available from Wednesday 7th July and all other tickets will go on sale at 10am on 9th July.
Megan Thee Stallion
Friday 10th September, 19:00 – 23:00
Kicking off this year’s series of nights the internationally acclaimed figure of female power, Megan Thee Stallion who rose to fame spitting bars on Tik Tok. In 2020, she collaborated with Cardi B on the controversial track ‘WAP’ which was later named NME’S single of the year. The explicit nature of the lyrics received a lot of backlash, mostly from men, who seemed to be shocked and offended that two women were taking back ownership of their bodies with some things to say on female pleasure. Can you imagine…. Fellow American rapper Princess Nokia also joins the bill alongside British rapper and DJ Shygirl, North London based songwriter and rapper Tion Wayne and GCDJ (Girls Can’t DJ) founder Jordss who ‘s night’s showcase female and non binary talent
WHP, Boiler Room & Keep it Unreal presents Repercussion Festival
September 18th, 14:00 – 04:00
If you were lucky enough to get tickets for Repercussion Festival are in for an absolute treat. Curated by WHP, Boiler Room and Keep it Unreal, this eclectic section of artists embraces everything there is to love about dance music. The mastermind behind Said Dub, Nuits Sonares and LesAlpx aka Floating Points heads the bill alongside jazz inspired soulful singer/producer New Zealander Jordan Rakei. Drum and Bass veteran LTJ Bukem picks up the tempo of the night whilst Mr Scruff will undoubtedly add an element of fun to the night with music inspired by elctro/ska/hip-hop and disco. Other mentionable names include Jayda G, Moodyman, Ben UFO, George Fitzgerald, Kamaal Williams and Jamz Supernova. A lineup of true musical wizardry… no wonder it sold out so fast.
WHP & Eat Your Own Ears curated by Four Tet
October 9th, 14:00 – 02:00
You know anything curated by Four Tet is gonna be good and this lineup is no different. Covering all the bases of electronic music and headlined by the man himself, dancing all through the day and into the night is a prerequisite. Musical connoisseur Hunee will be on hand to provide a world music flavour combined effortless with disco sounds, Joy Orbison of Hotflush Recordings takes a darker approach to the dancefloor serving up an amalgamation of hypnotic beats and industrial sounds. With a career that’s spanned more than 3 decades, Goldie’s sets have become legendary, shifting from the 4/4 feel of the night expect heavy basslines, choppy breakbeats and nostalgic vocal samples from this formidable dj and producer.
Worried About Henry
Adam Beyer Presents Drumcode
Saturday 16th October, 17:00 – 04:00
As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, Swedish techno label Drumcode take over Depot Mayfield for a night of house, tech house, acid house, minimal techno and darker industrial sounds. Since the label began in 1996 it’s grown to become one of the most prestigious techno labels, now featuring artists from all over the world. In August 2018 it was announced that Drumcode is the highest selling techno label on Beatport which is no surprise considering their roster. Founder Adam Beyer will bring together Alan Fitzpatrick, a dj renowned for commanding an audience, Rebuke who’s seminal ‘Along came Polly’ ejected him into the big leagues and Danish producer Kölsch who’s 2013 album 1977 delivered a clash of lucid trance and melodic motifs. Also joining the bill is Lilly Palmer, Ida Engberg, Mark Reeve and Victor Ruiz. This is bound to sell out so don’t sleep on it, head to the Warehouse Project’s website to book tickets now.
Saturday 30th October 19:00 – 04:00
To celebrate spooky season, Radio 1 DJ and certified queen of the dance Annie Mac is joined by dubstep turned house icon Skream who’ll be going b2b with Bristol based party head Eats Everything. The second night of Halloween specials has a house and techno focus with Mella Dee, Krystal Klear and Adelphi Music Factory. Prospa will be adding a flare of classic rave culture to the night with influences from The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy whilst Holly Lester shakes it up with a set sprinkled with intense rhythms, hypnotic melodies and euphoric build ups.